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[NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.—The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval

, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval

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[Public-No. 35.] AN ACT making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the execu

tion of the reconstruction laws in the third military district for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying out the reconstruction laws in the third military district for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, viz : To provide for the expenses of carrying into effect the “ Act to provide for the more efficient government of the rebel states," for the third military district, the sum of eighty-seven thousand seven hundred and one dollars and fifty-five cents.

SCHUYLER COLFAX,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. F. WADE,
President of the Senate

pro tempore. Endorsed by the President: “Received May 19th, 1868.”

[Note BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.—The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]

[PUBLIC_No. 36.]

AN ACT declaring Saint George, Boothbay, Bucksport, Vinalhaven, and North Haven, in

the State of Maine, and San Antonio, in the State of Texas, ports of delivery. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Saint George and Boothbay, in the State of Maine, in the collection districts of Waldoboro' and Wiscassett, respectively, and San Antonio, Texas, in the collection district of Saluria, and Bucksport and Vinalhaven and North Haven, in the State of Maine, in the districts of Castine and Belfast, respectively, be, and the same are hereby, declared ports of delivery : Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall occasion additional expense to the government of the United States.

Approved, June 5, 1868.

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[Public-No. 37.] AN ACT to partially supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal

year ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, viz:

For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others, receiving an annual salary in the service of the House of Representatives, twelve thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars.

For folding documents, including materials, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, ten thousand dollars.

To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for the expenses of collecting the revenue from customs, for the half year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, one million eight hundred thousand dollars.

To facilitate the payment of soldiers' bounties, in accordance with provisions of acts of July twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and March nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, for salaries of fifty clerks of class one, sixty thousand dollars.

To supply a deficiency in the office of the Paymaster General for blank books, stationery, binding, and other contingent expenses, five thousand dollars.

For deficiency in the appropriation for detraying the expense of hydration of the Senate chamber, three thousand dollars.

For deficiency in the appropriation for stationery, ten thousand dollars.

For deficiency in the appropriation for furniture and repairs, five thousand dollars.

For deficiency in the appropriation for clerks to committees, pages, horses and carryalls, fifteen thousand dollars.

To supply a deficiency in the contingent fund of the Pension Office, ten thousand dollars.

Approved, June 8, 1868.

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[Public-No. 38.] AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June

thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be,, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine :

For expenses of recruiting and transportation of recruits, one hundred thousand dollars.

of the
army,

fifteen million dollars.
For commutation of officers' subsistence, two million one hundred and thirty-
three thousand four hundred and thirteen dollars.

For commutation of forage for officers' horses, twenty thousand dollars.

For payments in lieu of clothing for officers' servants, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For payments to discharged soldiers for clothing not drawn, two hundred thousand dollars. For contingencies of the army, sixty thousand dollars.

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For medical and hospital department, two hundred thousand dollars : Provided, That all sums that have accrued to the credit of the medical and hospital department from the sale of medical and hospital stores, or from any other source, except appropriations made by act of March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, are hereby directed to be covered into the treasury at the close of the current fiscal year.

For army medical museum, five thousand dollars.

For medical and other necessary works for the library of Surgeon General's office, two thousand dollars.

For expenses of commanding general's office, five thousand dollars.
For regular supplies of the quarterinasters' department, to wit:

For the regular supplies of the quartermasters' department, consisting of fuel for officers, enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and offices ; of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen of the quartermasters' department at the several posts and stations, and with the armies in the field, for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, and such companies of infantry as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers' horses when serving in the field and at the outposts, including bedding for the animals ; of straw for soldiers' bedding; and of stationery, including blank books for the quartermasters' department, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartermasters' departments, and for printing of division and department orders and reports, five million dollars.

For the general and incidental expenses of the quartermasters' department, consisting of postage on letters and packets received and sent by officers of the army on public service; expenses of courts-martial, military commissions, and courts of inquiry, including the additional compensation of judge advocates, recorders, members, and witnesses wbile on that service, under the act of March sixteen, eighteen hundred and two; extra pay to soldiers employed under the direction of the quartermasters' department in the erection of barracks, quarters, storehouses, and hospitals, in the construction of roads, and other constant labor for periods of not less than ten days, under the acts of March two, eighteen hundred and nineteen, and August four, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, including those employed as clerks at division and department headquarters; expenses of expresses to and from the frontier posts and armies in the field; of escorts to paymasters and other disbursing officers, and to trains where military escorts cannot be furnished; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action, or who die when on duty in the field, or at posts on the frontiers, or at posts and other places, when ordered by the Secretary of War, and of non-commissioned officers and soldiers ; authorized office furniture ; hire of laborers in the quartermasters' department, including the hire of interpreters, spies, and guides for the army; compensation of clerks to officers of the quartermasters' department; compensation of forage and wagon.masters authorized by the act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; for the apprehension of deserters and the expenses incident to their pursuit ; and for the following expenditures required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry as may be mounted, viz: the purchase of travelling forges, blacksmiths' and shoeing tools, horse and mule shoes and nails, iron and steel for shoeing, hire of veterinary surgeons, medicines for horses and mules, picket ropes, and for shoeing the horses of the corps named; also, generally, the proper and authorized expenses for the movement and operations of an army, not expressly assigned to any other department, two million dollars.

for mileage, or the allowances made to officers of the army, for the transportation of themselves and their baggage when travelling on duty without troops, escort or supplies, two hundred thousand dollars.

For transportation of the army, including baggage of the troops when movi.g cither by land or water, of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, from the

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depots of Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and New York to the several posts and army depots, and from those depots to the troops in the field, and of subsistence stores from the places of purchase, and from the places of delivery under contract, to such places as the circumstances of the service may require them to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance stores, and small-arms from the founderies and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, frontier posts and army depots ; freights, wharfage, tolls, and ferriages ; the purchase and hire of horses, mules, oxen, and harness, and the purchase and repair of wagons, carts, and drays, and of ships and other sea-going vessels and boats required for the transportation of supplies, and for garrison purposes ; for drayage and cartage at the several posts ; hire of teamsters; transportation of funds for the pay and other disbursing departments ; the expense of sailing public transports on the various rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic and Pacific; for procuring water at such posts as from their situation require it to be brought from a distance; and for clearing roads and removing obstructions from roads, harbors, and rivers to the extent which may be required for the actual operations of the troops in the field, five million dollars.

For hire or commutation of quarters for officers on military duty; hire of quarters for troops, of storehouses for the safe-keeping of military stores, and of grounds for summer cantonments; for the construction of temporary huts, hospitals, and stables, and for repairing public buildings at established posts, two million dollars.

For heating and cooking stoves, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For the ordnance service, required to defray the current expenses at the arsenals of receiving stores and issuing arms and other ordnance supplies; of police and office duties; of rents, tolls, fuel and lights; of stationery and office furniture; of tools and instruments for use; of public animals, forage, and vehicles ; incidental expenses of the ordnance service, including those attending practical trials and tests of ordnance, small-arms, and other ordnance supplies, two hundred thousand dollars : Provided, That no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay for any new cannon or small-arms.

For purchasing three acres of land adjoining Federal Square, at Springfield armory, three thousand dollars.

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FOR REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS OF ARMORIES AND ARSENALS.
For arsenal and armory at Rock Island, Illinois, three hundred and eighty
thousand dollars : Provided, That eighty thousand dollars of said sum shall be
devoted to the development of the water-power to carry out existing contracts.

For Watervliet arsenal, West Troy, New York, twenty thousand dollars.
For arsenal at St. Louis, Missouri, five thousand dollars.
For Augusta arsenal, Augusta, Georgia, teu thousand dollars.

For Baton Rouge arsenal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

For Benecia arsenal, Benecia, California, ten thousand dollars.

For Vancouver arsenal, Vancouver, Washington Territory, five thousand dollars.

For Mount Vernon arsenal, Mount Vernon, Alabama, five thousand dollars.
For Watertown arsenal, Watertown, Massachusetts, fifteen thousand dollars.
For Allegheny arsenal, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, five thousand dollars.

For Fort Monroe arsenal, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For Frankford arsenal, Bridesburg, Pennsylvania, eight hundred and eighty dollars.

For Kennebec arsenal, Augusta, Maine, two thousand dollars.
For Leavenworth arsenal, Leavenworth, Kansas, five thousand dollárs.
Fer New York arsenal, Governor's island, New York, three thousand dollars.

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For Pikesville arsenal, Pikesville, Maryland, eight hundred dollars.

For the preservation and necessary repairs of the fortifications and the works of defence, two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That of the appropriation of sixt.y thousand dollars for publishing the medical and surgical history of the rebellion and the medical statistics of the Provost Marshal General's office, made in an act approved July twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, thirty thousand dollars shall be devoted to the preparation and publication of five thousand copies of the Medical Statistics of the Provost Marshal General's bureau, and that the work shall be compiled and completed by Assistant Medical Purveyor J. H. Baxter, under the immediate direction of the Secretary of War, and without the interference of any other officer.

Approved, June 8, 1868.

[PUBLIC-No. 39.)
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act for the relief of the inhabitants of cities and
towns upon the public lands," approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the inhabitants of any town
located on the public land of the United States may avail themselves, if the
town authorities elect so to do, of the provisions of the act of March two, eighteen
lundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act for the relief of the inhabitants of
cities and towns upon the public lands:” Provided, This act shall not pre-
vent the issuance of patents to persons who have made, or may make, entries
and elect to proceed under existing laws : And provided further, That no title
under said act of March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, shall be
acquired to any valid mining claim or possession held under the existing laws of
Congress : Provided also, That in addition to the minimum price of the lands
included in any town site entered under the provisions of this act and “ An act for
the relief of the inhabitants of cities and towns upon the public lands,” approved
March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, there shall be paid by the parties
availing themselves of the provisions of said acts all costs of surveying and plat-
ting any such town site, and expenses incident thereto, incurred by the Uuited
States, before any patent shall issue therefor.

Approved, June 8, 1868.

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[Public-No. 40.]
AN ACT to extend the time for completing the military road authorized by an act entitled

"An act granting lands to the States of isichigan and Wisconsin to aid in the construc-
tion of a military road from Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor, Kewenaw county, in the State
of Michigan, to Fort Howard, Green Bay, in the State of Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the time for completing the
military road, and for the sales of lands, authorized by an act entitled “ An act
granting lands to the States of Michigan and Wisconsin to aid in the construc-
tion of a military road from Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor, Kewenaw county,
in the State of Michigan, to Fort Howard, Green Bay, in the State of Wiscon-
sin," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, be, and the same
is hereby, extended to March first, eighteen hundred and seventy.

Approved, June 8, 1868.

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